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Bicycle Corporation announce Bert Bevans for 7th 'Roots' show.

British DJ and producer Bert Bevans sitting at a table with a wine glass in front of him in Bali, colour image.

Bicycle Corporation has introduced guest DJ Bert Bevans for his seventh 'Roots' show. Scientific Sound Asia Radio is the English language radio station for Sri Lanka, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, India, South Korea and the rest of Asia.

Bicycle Corporation is an Italian duo of DJ and producer, Marco Mei and Stefano Ugliano, better known as 6884. In their years of releasing music, the pair have produced well over 50 tracks including French House, Deep House, Tech House and Techno.

Marco began his career in the early nineties by working as a crew for events like ‘Urban People.’ With time he gained recognition on the music scene and steadily became a man in demand all across Italy. But then things didn’t stop there, after so much success in his native land Marco was soon getting international bookings across the globe.

Stefano, from Torino, Italy was showing promise as a budding musician right from his childhood. He showed a keen interest in the musical arts which soon began to engulf most of his spare time. He studied classical piano, percussion and drums and also had a great appreciation for ‘Chopin’s and ‘West African Djembe.’

But with all his devotion to so many different kinds of music, there was one thing Stefano loved that was like none other, The man spinning the wheels, yes, The DJ became most enticing for the teenaged Stefano. Those beats were seldom played on any Italian radio station of that time.

Making those sounds let alone playing them before masses of people would seem like a pipe dream to most. But Stefano would not be deterred, he had a vision that he would now see through to the end and with hard work, dedication and sheer tenacity, Bicycle Corporation came to be.

Despite their global recognition, Marco and Stefan have not forgotten their roots as teenagers new to electronic music. They’ve recently been reviewing some of their earlier tracks and even set up a Bandcamp page to distribute them.

British DJ and producer Bert Bevans standing pointing his fingers at the cameraman on the beach in Bali, colour image.

Guest DJ Bert Bevans.

This week the guest DJ is Bert Bevans, Bert Bevans is a British Honduras-born DJ who started out playing "Block Parties" in Hollis, New York (NYC) followed by other legendary NYC clubs such as Studio 54, Paradise Garage, Xenon, Electric Circus, Bonds and the Playboy Club.

Bert's family immigrated to New York on July 27, 1969, and settled down in Jamaica, Queens and later moved to Hollis, Queens, where he lived during his teens. After school, he studied aviation, but he never finished his education, as he tells me himself: "If I had graduated, I would have had to go to Vietnam, so I left. I still love flying though!".

Bert explains that becoming a DJ was a "Natural Progression". He started out doing "Block Parties" in Hollis and then things more or less just happened.

He never planned to be a DJ, but when he worked in Melody's Record Shop, most of the NYC DJs came there to get the latest releases. They liked him and would invite him to their clubs, and the rest is history.

In April of 1977, the most famous club of all time opened up its doors in New York, the club was of course Studio 54. It didn't take long before Bert played his first private party in the club and it was not his last one in '54'.

The Studio 54 DJ Richie Kaczor was sent down to St.Thomas in the Virgin Islands to open up a '54' there. After a few months he was hired to open up another '54' in Barcelona, Spain and when leaving St.Thomas Richie turned the residency of Studio 54 in the Virgin Islands over to Bert.

After 2 years in the Virgin Islands, Bert was back in New York and soon he was given an offer by Steven Hatter of a residency at his club The Embassy in London, UK. This led to another residency at the other new London hot spot Xenon.

He moved along in the London club scene, playing in Camden Palace, a club owned by Rusty Egan and Steve Strange [of Visage], where he DJ'ed along with Colin Favor and "Evil" Eddie Richards. Bevans was travelling back and forth between London, New York and other cities all over the world for many years.

Then 1991 he met his old friend Justin Berkmann who was building a new "Paradise Garage type sound system" in a new club in London, which was to open up in September, the club was no other than the Ministry of Sound. Bert still travels extensively around the globe performing at various venues and nightspots.

For the past few years, he has helped Santeri build “Seduction” in Phuket which had the Ministry of Sound and Hed Kandi tours and just completed a deal with Café del Mar Ibiza. Recently, he helped open Ice and Spice Bar Ho Chi Minh City. This show originally aired on Sunday 7th of February, listen to the Mixcloud player below.

'Roots' 070 show with Bert Bevans.

We Are King, DJ Spinna - Mr. Chameleon (Galactic Soul Vocal)

Alex Poet - (Where Do I Begin?) Love Story (Richard Earnshaw Heart & Soul Mix)

Eric Kupper Feat. Yasmeen Sulieman - Rain Falls (Original Mix)

Night Tales - Runaway (Sebb Junior Extended Remix)

DJ G & Pullman Porters - You Make Me Better

David Morales - I Got The Love (DJ Spen & Reelsoul Original Mix)

The Journey Men Feat. Hanlei - Feeling Myself

Timmy Vegas - Timmy's Choir (Soulful Mix)

Max Esposito - Deep (Original Mix)

Missfly & Deep Soul Syndicate - Thank You (Original Mix)

David Morales - Hideaway Feat. Blondewearingblack (Classic Mix)

Bunny Mack - Let Me Love You (DJ Gregory Pepsi Dub)

Loletta Holloway - Dreamin (Satoshi Tomiie Shellshock Reconstruction Mix)

CeCe Penniston - Finally

Toni Braxton - I Don't Want To (Frankie Knuckles 12' Classic Club Remix)

DJ Rae & Martin Badder - Change (DJ Spen & Reelsoul Extended Remix)

BSTC feat. JL - Love It (Phil Asher's Restless Soul Vocal Mix)

David Morales - Strings

Listen on Mixcloud here.


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